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, reports say a senior israeli official has arrived in cairo for talks on possibly securing a truce, if that's possible at all with hamas. we go live along the gaza/israeli border with the latest for you. >> reporter: this country is on the brink of war. there is no question about t. we move locations since we talked an hour ago to a safer ground here. >> as we moved, we saw israeli troops pounding in rubber mats over parts of the highway here so they can drive tanks over them and maneuver in this area around the gaza border. it has been a very bloody day in the air war, the israeli airstrikes in gaza continue with huge bright-orange glows from the strip behind us, at least a dozen, if not more palestinians have been killed, including a number of civilians and children just today alone, bringing the death toll to more than 50 here in israel. the rockets flying out of the gaza strip that injured at least a dozen people. looming the gaza border, the israeli army has armored personnel and tank platoons laid out all over the place. the palestinians are not waste anything time to try to take pot
continued at this hour in cairo in meetings reportedly taking place involving the prime minister of egypt, the prime minister of turkey as well as the emir trying to come up with a cease-fire there are indications the talks are continuing but here on the ground they plan to implement some kind of ground incursion into gaza if necessary. the military has been offered to draft as many as 57,000 reservists. you can see roads are closed off and see and hear an increased amount of military activity. if there is not a diplomatic solution soon it looks like the violence is going to be ratcheted up. >> heather: david lee miller. thank you. >> gregg: let's take a look. so far 57 rockets have landed inside israel. that doesn't include the 25 rockets that have been intercepted by israel's iron dome. since the started the pillar of defense over 400 rockets and miles have hit hundreds more have been intercepted. how exactly does the iron dome missile defense work? they calculate each rocket's trajectory and only intercepted those that will hate target. this is iron dome to a vast array of sensors to d
. an israeli official reportedly just landed in cairo, where egypt is trying to broke are a cease-fire. as israel signals it is open to negotiation, it is also preparing for the possibility of a ground war. we have team coverage. we have a reporter on the ground and a reporter traveling with president obottom akeeping a close eye on the middle-east. leyland? >> reporter: shannon, this is a country on the brink of war, just over my right shoulder is the gas station, where many citizens soldier some of the 30,000 reservivist, called up, stopping for everything from oreos to water to do rito's to pick up before they man their tank, maneuvering in the black of this, right behind me, before possibly heading into gazzasm more than a dozen palestinian killed in airstrikes inside the gaza strip. many of them are civilian, some children. here, we have had at least a dozen injured. this is quite literally the tip of the israeli spear. these are citizen shoaleddiers, a lot of them engineers or accountants, drafted into service here. they are getting their tanks ready, all along the gaza bord
hours. the israeli envoy that is in cairo and involved in peace talk. islamic jihad and trying to bring about cease-fire. back to you in washington. >> chris: joining us now two leading senators. saxby chambliss, vice chair of the intelligence committee. and joseph lieberman head of the homeland security committee. i want to ask you both about the rolling conflict between israel and palestinians in gaza. senator lieberman, israel has to be able to defend it, do you worry about a ground war in gaza, especially in this changing post arab spring middle east? >> ultimately, this is in the first instance of hamas, i don't think the israelis want ground war. they are going to go in to gaza if they feel they need to, to eliminate the remainder of missiles. a lot of which supplied to hamas by iran that have been coming oaf to israel. hundreds of them this year. so the decision to up to hamas. remember what hamas is. it's not palestinian authority recognize right of israel to exist and diplomatic relations with israel and us. it's a terrorist group. it seized power in a coup from the palestinian
in cairo involved in peace talks and they are trying to bring about a cease-fire. chris, back to you in washington. >> he is reporting live from the israel-gaza border. thanks for that. >>> joining me now, two leading senators on national security issues. the advice chair of the intelligence committee and joe leiberman, head of the homeland security committee. before we get to the benghazi investigation, i want to ask you both about the growing conflict between the israel's and gaza. do you worry about a ground war in gaza, especially in this changing post arab spring middle east? >> ultimately obviously in the first instance to hamas, i don't think the israelis really want a ground war. they are only going to go into gaza if they feel they need to to eliminate the remainder of the missiles, a lot of them supplied by iran of that been coming over to israel. hundreds of them this year. so really the decision is up to hamas as to whether there will be a ground invasion of gaza or not. remember what hamas is. it's not the palestinian authority, which is recognized the right of israel to
is making any progress if any right now? >> reporter: today in cairo, a meeting took place the leadership of egypt, turkey and qatar, all met, all have varying degrees of influence over hamas, they are trying to broker some type of sees fire. egyptian president said when the meeting was over, they took a break, quoting him, some in of a cease-fire but nothing concrete. it looks like there's a possibility, still, a long way to go. >> harris: very interesting about egypt we'll be talking later inside the fox report about their role in this. the muslim brotherhood has aligned itself with the palestinians in this conflict. let's talk about what might make a sees fire a reality? >> reporter: as -- a cease-fire a reality? >> reporter: there could be a ground incursion"z. currents wht israel wants to make a cease-fire reality is for hamas to stop the rocket attacks that are being launched from gaza. rocket attack fast that hamas is responsible for as well as militant groups. hamas says they want israel to stop so-called targeted assassinations. both groups come to the take with something they wa
now, there are cease-fire talks going on in cairo, the head of hamas and islamic jihad, a number of negotiators through the egyptians who then talk to the israelis about cease-fire terms. the idea here going forward would be sometime 24 to 48 hours, in order to prevent that ground war, that's if they can get a cease-fire in place and at that point we would know whether we're going to a ground war which could last weeks or perhaps longer or if both sides call it a day and more in their debt and of course, civilian casualties on both sides. >> kelly: we hope the cease-fire takes place, we know the military is prepared and what they train for, what about the civilians living in israel. hearing those sirens go off. you can only imagine what it's like to hear sirens going off, not knowing if a rocket is going to strike your home, your place of business, or even the beach front where you're enjoying a time with your family. what's the atmosphere, the mood among the civilians there? >> over the past couple of days, this country has gone from its sort of joyful normal self to all of a su
there is a meeting underway in cairo between arab leaders, hamas, and islamic jihad. they're trying to pressure hamas and islamic jihad to stop the rocket fire sometime in the next 24 or 36 hours, which is the time we're hearing for the ground offensive to start. back to you. >> very tense situation. thank you so much for that update. as the armed conflict between israel and gaza militants intensifies, concerns over an israeli ground offensive are mounting. joining us now live from tel aviv is deputy knesset speaker. we've slight technical delay, so there is going to be a little delay in our conversation, so we apologize for that ahead of time. welcome. great to have you on the program today. for three days now, gaza militants fired rockets at tel aviv. you have 75,000 israeli reservists now on alert. is israel at the brink of war? >> the provision is very clear, we are determined to bring peace and tranquility to israel. more than a million people are under attack today. missiles have been trying into tel aviv right here behind me, 15 minutes ago, we had a missile coming over into jerusalem. we are
envoy is in cairo for talks to arrange for a truce, but for now, a break through looks distant. the sound now of what is coming. >> people running for their lives, looking for cover. as gaza militants launch dozens of rockets targeting israel's heartland. and just a flavor now of what's been happening night and day, three rockets aimed at tel aviv, the commercial capital of the jewish state. this was not that long ago, coming to the rescue, israel's iron dome missile defense system shooting down both those rockets before they could hit anything. israel also keeping up the pressure, pounding militant targets in gaza. these pictures show a building used by hamas and the sites of a war plane and being wiped out completely by a direct hit. meanwhile, president obama doing some kind of a balancing act now, warning israel about the dangers of expanding its air assault into a ground war, while also defending israel's right to defend itself. his comments during a trip to thailand. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its
heard though that there are talks going none cairo right now with the egyptians acting as an incident intermediary to try have some expire that deal could happen within 24 to 48 hours which might delay the israeli ground assault a little bit. however, the israelis say they are already ready. they have authorization for 75,000 reservists to be called up. and in this part of the country, this that is a lot. can i tell you from driving around in israel that in just four or five days since this all began, israel has changed from seemingly normal to all of the sudden a country on a war footing understandably because of the millions of their people are under assault every day as we stand all around southern israel. we hear the air raid sirens go off. we know that the militants are firing out of gaza towards these open areas. just hoping that some level that they might hit an idf position. so. israeli army forces that are massing here. back to you in new york. >> leland, you talk about militant positions, interesting that the israeli government, specifically benjamin netanyahu's office tweet
was it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in cairo as a consequence of the video. megyn: when challenged yesterday on the story that ms. rice told several networks, the president said he, the white house, sent her out there with that explanation. >> as i've said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. megyn: but if the president believed that their best intel five days after the attack suggested the video was to blame, then why did we see this moment in the presidential debates, the second one, where he claimed he was calling this terror from day one? >> i think it's interesting the president just said something
.s. ambassador has now extended to several dozen people. many of them with ties into egypt and cairo. what more do you know about that, sir? >> we do know that there are dozens of suspects. this threes right in the -- flies in the face of the administration told us that this was some mob and a video that got out of control. what is clear from the beginning it was terrorist attack that was coordinated. there were terrorist at it being activities in benghazi in months leading up to this. thanks to senator lindsey graham we're able to interview somebody there in tunisia. bill: you were just in tripoli. you did not come back with a favorable review. you have alleged that the administration is stonewalling. is that still the case now or has there been a little give-and-take on some information and questions you have? >> hopefully now we're past the election the administration will do the right thing. coming up to the election they did not. i sent the first letter over to secretary clinton on september 20th. they had the gal to print out pages on internet site and pretend they were somehow complying
the sinai peninsula, over here and also from cairo as well. now, there is big concern about the current egyptian government taking the side of hamas. >> yes. bill: publicly they a pier have tappear to have done that. we were told last year, be careful what they say in public compared to what they say in private. what concerns you with the current administration of egypt now. >> three things, one the border you just pointed to between gaza and egypt, that's been sealed. will the egyptians open that? and if they do then they allow military equipment, supplies to go frome from go from from egypt. the second thing i worry about is the demilitarized zone. that sinai peninsula is egyptian territory but there has been nobody there. it's a big desert. we've seen in the past year in a al-qaida has shet up shop and gone through and attacked israeli out po*es on the sinai-israeli border. the second thing i watch is what is going to happen with sinai, is it going to be a militarized zone instead of a demilitarized zone. bill: let's bring in the issue of libya and how that has changed over the past
, for the attack on the consul in benghazi. in the context you have tunisia on fire, yemen on fire. cairo egypt on fire. the film, the video is being bandied about as the cause for that. why not look at benghazi, libya as okay, now you have -- it's not 11 -- 9-11, which is one provocation which existed for 11 years and you have these mobs throughout the middle east, because of the film. now the mobsters are the terror group in benghazi. they say okay. you get your rpg's. mohammed, you get your mortars -- >> eric: several times the administration, whether it's intel or state department, called it spontaneous. you're not spontaneous with a 50 caliber machine gun, rpg, correct? >> i'm just saying these areonable men. >> gretchen: no, no, no. yes. but let's also remember, general petraeus was new at this time when he testified that it was a videotape, that he was under investigation by the f.b.i. for this affair. there is nobody who is going to ever say that it's clear cut right now why he said it was the video or why n. with you we do know he was under investigation and cynics who say, wow. did t
there are cease-fire negotiations going on inside cairo and today the prime minister says the israeli army is ready for the escalation, the only thing that would mean a ground war and came at 24 hours notice to put a cease-fire deal on the table or tanks will be headed across these fields. >> dave: say staff, my friend. it's complicated by the fact that turkey, tunisia, u.s. allies, democratic governments appear early side hamas. >> ainsley: can't take living here in america for granted. can you imagine that, hearing the sirens and hunker down and find a rock. >> clayton: all tw take would be one rocket. and let's check the weather and rick reichmuth is looking at the forecast, headed into the big travel week. >> rick: everybody wants to know whether they can get home. what the weather looks like, look at the sunny icons there, that's good. temps not bad. plenty of sunshine, no big storms or wind that's going to impede air travel. across the west, a bit of a different story, and across area of the northwest and northern california where we'll see some rain and some showers, it's not going
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